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Join Ohio’s Code.org Computer Science 2020-2021 professional development

Note: In response to the COVID-19 crisis, details of this program have changed, including dates. A new post in May 2020 will answer more questions about the program. Dates below have been updated. Computing is a fundamental part of today’s world, but most Ohio students don’t have an opportunity to learn this critical skill. You can make a difference by learning how to teach Computer Science to your students! Applications are open now for a new cohort of Ohio teachers […]

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Learn how innovative leaders develop STEM/STEAM schools

Are you thinking about converting your school to a STEM/STEAM curriculum? Are you unsure how to start? Then consider participating in the Battelle’s Innovative Leaders Institute (ILI) through the Ohio STEM Learning Network. ILI is a five-day program (one day is virtual) spread over 12 months that pairs experienced school principals with other principals or lead-teachers who wish to implement innovative strategies in your school and/or become a STEM school. The curriculum focuses on leadership, instruction, and culture/climate. Participants engage […]

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Students bring the “Magic of Lights” to Northeast Ohio

Colorful, twinkling lights of the holiday season can inspire awe and wonder in adults and children alike. But in northeastern Ohio, kids of elementary and high school age have created light displays for an annual drive-through show that draws tens of thousands of visitors and raises money for local charities. Magic of Lights, held from late November through early January, is billed as the region’s largest holiday light attraction. Using the latest LED technology and digital animation, the event includes […]

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Report: How Ohio’s STEM/STEAM schools measure up (2018-2019)

Each year, we combine the data reported by the Ohio Department of Education with surveys of Ohio’s STEM and STEAM designated schools. This provides a detailed picture of Ohio’s growing and diverse community of schools. In each of these 69 schools, students experience a model that pairs career preparation with innovative teaching, college credits, industry credentials, and local business needs. Here are just a few of the key highlights from this year’s report. Inside Ohio’s STEM/STEAM schools: Students earned more […]

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Students connected with Ohio lawmakers at first Computer Science Advocacy Day

A huge thank you to the many young leaders and the dedicated educators who made today’s Computer Science Advocacy Day a success! Specific thanks to our student advocates: Tayla Robinson from Dayton Regional STEM School and Bhawana Khatiwada from Reynoldburg’s eSTEM Academy.  Read the press release below for more information, share this flyer, and talk to your Senator or Representative about the importance of quality computer science education. Our album of pictures from the event is here, including visits from […]

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Join us in celebrating CSEdWeek 2019 by hosting an Hour of Code in your community

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Computer Science Education Week starts today! Running from December 9 through December 15, this event celebrates the birth of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating Admiral Hopper and the transformative power of computer science education by hosting an Hour of Code. Hour of Code creates a fun and creative environment to introduce students to the concepts of computer programming. Schools from around the world participate. Last year, more than 720 million people across the globe […]

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Cyber Monday deals for STEM classrooms

It’s the biggest shopping day of the year: Cyber Monday. Looking to fill the shelves of your classroom? We know you’re working on a tight budget – here’s a quick rundown of a few of the deals that caught our eyes this morning. Looking to do more with STEM without spending a dime? Here’s one of our favorite “unplugged” lessons on computer science that relies on just a few regular classroom supplies. Membership in the National Science Teaching Association: Down […]

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